AACF Announces Inaugural AACF Humanitarian Award

AACF Announces Inaugural AACF Humanitarian Award

Sponsored by NEXUS North America, award nominations will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2025.

The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF), a 501c3 supporting people in the automotive aftermarket industry and their families during the hardest moments of their lives, announced the first-ever AACF Humanitarian Award, generously sponsored by NEXUS North America. This prestigious award aims to “recognize and honor outstanding individuals, companies, associations or groups within the automotive aftermarket industry who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to improving the lives of others through humanitarian efforts,” according to AACF.

The AACF Humanitarian Award seeks to highlight those who embody compassion, selflessness and a profound sense of social responsibility. Nominees should have significantly contributed to positive change within their communities, whether locally, nationally, or globally.

Nominations for the AACF Humanitarian Award will open mid-June, providing an opportunity for industry members to nominate deserving candidates who have made an impact. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2025.

“We are thrilled to introduce the AACF Humanitarian Award in partnership with NEXUS North America,” said Jon Owens, national sales manager for Epicor Software and president of the board of AACF. “This award represents a meaningful way to celebrate those in our industry who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others. We encourage everyone to nominate individuals or organizations who exemplify the spirit of humanitarianism.”

The selection process for the AACF Humanitarian Award will be rigorous, AACF said, with nominees evaluated based on their demonstrated impact and commitment to humanitarian causes. The award recipient will be announced at a special ceremony during Connect 2025, bringing well-deserved recognition to their exceptional contributions.

“On behalf of NEXUS North America and NEXUS Automotive International, I want to share our excitement to have this opportunity to support the AACF organization for this new, outstanding Humanitarian Award. We are honored to play a role in this initiative,” said Robert Roos, president Pronto Network & NEXUS North America.

To submit a nomination or learn more about the AACF Humanitarian Award criteria, visit https://www.aftermarketcharity.org/humanitarianhero starting mid-June 2024.

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